After a rather warm and at least mostly dry weekend, we are now faced with the real threat of some heavy rain across the entire Mid-Atlantic region. A cold front is currently limping through far western Maryland and along it rain has developed. To the south of the Baltimore-Washington area there have been some thunderstorms due to more sunshine and warmer temperatures.
The remnants of once tropical storm Lee are down in Alabama and Georgia today but will be moving along this front toward the north over the next three days. We can expect periods of rain tonight, and it can be heavy at times overnight. On Tuesday we can see more rain and again it may be heavy at times. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for most of the entire area through Tuesday night. It appears that we are in for at least a few inches of rain through Wednesday. That much rain can cause stream rises and some flooding is likely to occur in some areas, so pay attention to any water in the roadways. Remember only a foot of water in a road can actually take your car away, so remember “turn around, don’t drown!”
It seems that the first real dry weather will not come until the end of the week, and it will be warming up as well by then. Stay dry and catch updates as always on WJZ.COM.
Thanks, Bob Turk.